• Creativity,  Handmade

    Six Lessons That Bookmaking Teaches You

    There’s nothing quite like the satisfaction of holding a book in your hands that you crafted yourself. From choosing the fabric, paper, and binding thread to assembling the book from cover to cover, each step is an act of love and a study in detail. I completed the book shown above last weekend after participating in Ali Manning’s 5-Day Journal Challenge. Handmade Book Club I have made and sold more than 200 handmade books since 2009, when I opened my Etsy shop, MisterPenQuin, but only a few of them featured hand-stitched bindings. A few weeks ago, I encountered Handmade Craft Club through Vintage Page Designs on Facebook. Handmade Craft Club…